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DHS Madrigal Singers prepare for holiday dinner

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From page A8 | November 26, 2013 |

Join the fun

What: 45th annual Madrigal Dinner and silent auction

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Where: First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd., Davis

Tickets: $45 each; visit www.davismadrigals.com or email Cindi Parente at cindijmk@att.net

The Davis High Madrigal Singers have a full year ahead of them, ranging from cross-country field trips to holiday concerts.

Founded in 1966, the group features a wide range of voices and performs music dating back to the 15th century Renaissance style.

The choir will sing at the Downtown Holiday Open House and Tree-Lighting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, on the E Street Plaza.

Then, the choir moves indoors for the 45th Madrigal Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. Also, the Madrigals’ holiday concert, “The Messiah,” will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St.

The Madrigal Dinner is an annual tradition that raises funds for the New York trip the choir will take in March. The cost is $45, which will include a gourmet full-course meal and the opportunity to hear the Madrigals, resplendent in Renaissance costumes.

Madrigal junior Ashlyn Barbieri anticipates the night as a chance to enjoy a traditional Olde English Christmas.

“Everyone gets together and brings so much energy to the stage and the performances,” Barbieri said.

Guests will enjoy music, song and merrymaking with dinner and dessert; raise a glass of wassail to toast the season; and sample the figgy pudding and marvel at the students’ melodic voices.

Barbieri, like several other Madrigals, will perform a duet. Many vocalists will experience their long-anticipated moment in the spotlight during this event, as it incorporates many soloist and duet opportunities.

Junior Zachery Hertz remembers this dinner as the unofficial initiation to the choir.

“It’s after you finish your first Madrigal Dinner that it kind of hits that, ‘Oh, I’m finally in the Madrigals,’ ” Hertz said.

But above all else, the dinner represents a time of bonding and an opportunity for the community to give back. Junior Elisa McIsaac regards the performance as a chance to slow down and enjoy all her work in learning songs with her friends.

“It has helped me learn to treasure the moment,” McIsaac said. “We go to so many places and touch so many different people, but often we don’t always have time to notice because we are so busy singing or worrying about our next performance.”

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